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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories

There are treasure hunters all over the world uncovering incredible finds with a metal detector. Whether you’re new to the hobby, or a seasoned pro, sharing the story behind each discovery is part of the fun and excitement. Check out these treasure finds and stories; some of which are from our very own customers!
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Fisher F75
Fisher F75
Fisher F75
Fisher F-75 Finds Civil War Relics Right Out of the Box
I've been a metal detectorist for over 30 years now, but two hours out with my Fisher F-75 delivered my favorite and best find to date. My F-75 was literally right out of the box, and all I had with me was a digging shovel. I was out on some private property (with permission of course) and the ground was dry and hard. Now, having been an excavating contractor in the early 70's, I was familiar with various types of ground soil. The company I worked for all those years ago had bought a metal detector to locate underground utilities and when it didn't work as they wanted I bought it from them. I lived beside and hunted "The Battle of Cedar Creek" battlefield for many years ...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Dave in Iowa Finds Rare Civil War Name Plate
I've been metal detecting for 2 years, mainly old yards and private property, with my Whites Prizm 5 and Minelab Explorer SE metal detectors. I was out by myself one afternoon with only my metal detector, a pinpointer and a trowel, deep in the black river sands that I had searched before. In the past I had made some pretty significant finds at this location.I found a skeleton house key to an old house nearby and an 1898 Barber half dollar, but I knew there was more to be found. After having searched for two hours and not finding anything significant, I got a good signal. About 8" down I found my favorite find to date - a Civil War button and the name plate for "Captain J...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Lost, Found & Returned - Platinum Wedding Band
On June 2, I was on My Treasurespot.com looking at the finds and someone had posted the following: "Hello friends, I am hoping that someone in this forum would be able to help me. I lost my wedding ring at the First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach. The entrance to this beach was at 64th Street and Atlantic Avenue. My wife and I went kayaking on Memorial day, came back around 1PM and was standing near the tree in the picture. While trying to rub off the sand from my shorts, I somehow managed to let go off the ring into the bush. I heard it hitting the leaves but even 5 hours of searching did not help to recover it. We even bought a metal detector to look for the ring but tha...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II Pays For Itself
Just a couple of lines and photos from last weeks trip to spain. The excalibur II was amazing, knocking out all the hair clips and the small cent coins which are a pest. All in all a great week, thanks again for the great service you gave me in April when I bought my metal detector, its nealy paid for itself already. ...
Minelab 12x10" EXcelerator Coil
Minelab 12x10" EXcelerator Coil
Minelab 12x10
10 X 12 SEF (Butterfly) Search Coil
Well...I decided I would really put the 10 x 12 SEF coil to the test today. I took it to 3 small parks that I have pounded into submission with other coils...just to see how good it really is. My final impression....It is a deep coin killer. Each and every coin I found over the next 9 hours was 8" to 10" deep... except for one 11"er ...and many were on edge. While I did have some nice solid signals...well over 50% of them were faint chirps. I believe it was this coil that allowed me to hear those chirps that I decided to further investigate. At these beat up sites...you either go very slow...and pay close attention to these type of signals...or you go home with an empty pouch...
Minelab Sovereign GT
Minelab Sovereign GT
Minelab Sovereign GT
Minelab Sovereign G.T. Finds $800 Silver Bar
While testing my NEW Minelab Sovereign GT metal detector with a 10" loop in my front yard, I received a signal in "All Metal" mode. I started to dig and the object detected was deep about 24" down! Finally I hit something solid. The object was very heavy. I took it into the house, washed it off and saw what it was. Very silvery in color and so heavy. I took it to my bathroom scale and it weighted 53.4lbs. I decided the next thing to do was have it tested. It turned out to be solid silver, worth approximately $800 on today's market. The nugget seems to have been hacked on with an axe or large knife. I live on the oldest road in the United Stat...
Detech 15x12" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Minelab E-Series)
Detech 15x12" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Minelab E-Series)
Detech 15x12
15x12" S.E.F Search Coil Find Dime 10" Down
I am just loving this S.E.F 15 x 12 coil. Yesterday was the first time I got out since the ground has thawed. Since first using the S.E.F 15 x 12 coil, it has not left my detector. I can't say enough good things about this unit! Yesterday was no different. I decided to hunt a farm field I had been too several times before using the stock SlimLine coil on my Explorer SE. At one time, there had been some small outbuildings in a grove of trees that is now farmed around in a section of the field close to where the old house was. I had hunt the perimeter of this area many times prior to getting the S.E.F coil. Well, yesterday I got a good, deep signal that I had to use a shovel for...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
1783 Spanish Reale Found with White's DXF 300 Metal Detector
My name is Russ Cowles. A couple of weeks ago I broke three ribs, and just couldn't get out to detect. Needless to say, I was pretty bummed. However, I started back up again yesterday (May 7th.) And today (may 8th), I went to a old one room schoolhouse in a nearby town. My son and I pulled out five Wheats, a Silver Medal, a Pocket Watch and some Clad. I also found yet another Pocket Watch in pretty good shape. I have to say, I found some more clad, and a gold plated ring. I then I got a strange signal in the silver range but a broken signal. So, I began digging and about five inches down, out popped this beautiful 1783 Spanish Reale. I thought I was going to pass out I was so ...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT & Surf Pro PI Metal Detectors Show Results for Dan!
I have purchased 2 White's detectors, the MXT and the Surf Pro PI from Kellyco and I love both of them. I purchased the MXT about three years ago; the finds have been amazing. Last year, I purchased the White's Surf Pro PI to extend my hunting further out into the water. This is another quality detector by White's. I knew this machine would also pay for itself once I started using it. I have enclosed a couple photos of my finds for the month of January 2009, using my MXT in combo with my Surf Pro PI at the beach. I'm not able to get out and hunt as much as I would like. I usually average a couple times a month. However, I was able to get out on six different occasions this ...
Detech 10x12" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Minelab E-Series)
Detech 10x12" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Minelab E-Series)
Detech 10x12
10x12 S.E.F Finds a $1,000 Dime!
I'm still shakin'...seriously. Niterider_58... (Phil the Yeti).. and I road tripped to St. Louis over Memorial weekend to hit some parks. We met up with forum member small change (Dan)...and another good feller' from the forum that goes by the name "Nick Papageorgio". We started out at one park where I spotted a nice looking area that had some shade trees along it. The tree line set up on a small hillside overlooking a ball diamond a few yards away. It wasn't long before we started getting overrun by clad hits...everywhere. I just slowed down and tried my best to concentrate for a deeper "warble" to come through the clad hits. About 30 minutes into the hunt I got n...